200 young Canadians have pledged not to have children until politicians take action regarding climate change.
On May 3rd 2019, the 17 year-old Emma-Jane Burian is attending the climate strike outside the B.C. legislative buildings in Victoria. She will not bring her offspring into this world with its current climate predictions. According to the pledge taken by her and 199 other young people, it is better to not have children at all, than to allow them to live in a world with such tumultuous weather. “Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world and that’s a really big wake-up call for me, and also the fact our governments aren’t taking action,” Burian says. The network of activists claims to be non-partisan and aligns itself with science.